Friday, November 5, 2010

Arcade - The Final Show

If you have frequented our blog,website or anything for that matter ,you would know that we have been designing / illustrating posters every month for Arcade for the past three years , but alas! sadly Arcade is about to take it's last breath of air, although it a abnormally large one they are going out with a bang and bringing you the biggest Arcade yet! Including a bunch of circus freaks to make you question reality at 3 in the morning wondering where the hell you are and why there is a grandmother standing in the corner of the annex in a leopard skin leotard holding knives between her teeth blind folded whilst tossing knives at a circulating bulls eye with a sheep tied to it! Well goodluck folks! Arcade presents the final installment entitled Mr Majestic Cirque De Fantastic!

Oh yes.. this is the poster.

Sailors Grave

As you all know, (i am assuming you are a avid wildfire customer)
It is nearing the end of the year, which means the Cape Town Tattoo Convention has yet again come back with a bang ,we have been handling alot of work for the upcoming event and this is the poster / flyer for the pre - party being held at 121, hope to see you all there!

Design Indaba - Emerging Creatives

About a month or so ago we were contacted and asked to do the Design Indaba - Emerging Creatives poster, we jumped at the opportunity! and here it is.

Engen Boardgame

Finally. For the last little while ( lets call it that) we have been working on a boardgame for engen
(saatchi & saatchi) the target market being that of the informal sector, aimed at children who need to learn the necessary rules of the road.Well you wont be able to see it so great on here but these have been printed out a metre squared!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Boombox Project

This is a poster for the launch of "The Boombox Project" which is part of a series of four posters,you can browse the others and all the work we did for "The Boombox Project" by following the link below to our website, or by just visiting our website and clicking on "The Boombox Project link.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Blue and Yellow - Exhibition

A new Installment by calyx art will be exhibited this coming month of September at Royale Eatery in Long street,"if you are not yet acquainted" with the lip smacking goodness,make sure to drop in and feast your eyes and belly on the delicious artwork. Yes food is art too. enjoy.

Recent Publications

So things have been quiet on the blog lately,which means we have been extremely busy and have alot of new work to show you in the future, for now ,we thought we would share a post of some recent work,and bring you slightly up to date,there will be more to follow,will keep u posted.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Live Painting - Assembly / be.collective

This past Friday was the be.collective / "dont party" gig at Assembly.
This is Simon Berndt in action.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Boombox Project - Lyle Owerko

A few months ago Lyle was down in Cape Town,we got together and he decided to get us on board the "boombox project",where we would do a bunch of illustrations for the book, "the boombox project" is simialr to that of graffiti world published by thames & hudson, it delves into the rise of the boombox , the hip hop culture and the early punk uprising with the likes of Joe Strummer of The Clash,aswell as hiphop legends such as Run Dmc , Krs 1,Grandmaster Flash,Rick Rubin and the Beastie Boys, to name but a few,with a foreward by Spike Lee.

The Boombox Project will be launching in New York in October 2010,we are also keen to have a launch here, so stick to the blog and you should be kindly informed of such happenings.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


These another "Be.collective" party coming up and we, amongst other designers/ illustrators,we asked to do something for their new flyers.. which are infact balloons.follow them on facebook,and take a look at their site.


We had the pleasure of being part of the "wozela" project where after the world cup rage, creative agency left field had the bright idea of what uses the "vuvuzela" could have when recycled.. what handy objects could they be transformed into? So we were asked to illustrate just a few of these ideas, follow the link to see more.

Serenade your walls Pt 2- Poster Exhibition

So we attended the opening at "the garage"needlessto say it was great! some rad work,really impressive,and the exhibition space..what a awesome use of undesired space, it was also great to see some people we havent seen in a long time,catch up, free beer and wine was the order of the day,many thanks to 10 and 5 ,christo , ruan and everyone at "am i collective" for making the day such a success.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Serenade your walls - Poster Exhibition

On sunday the 1st of August the first installation of the "serenade your walls" exhibition will open up at " the garage" in collaboration with 10 and 5 ,am i collective and 15 south african illustrators,the exhibition will then open up at "wolves" in Jhb from the 4th of August,Be sure to get there early to grab some great prints of your favourite SA muso's,at reasonable prices, see you there!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Stella's -"Cutthroat" Album Artwork

Here is what we have recently been upto, among other things, we just finished the design of the Stella's "EP" cover entitled "cutthroat",they are a four piece rock n roll outfit hailing from Jozi, check them out on facebook.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Royale Exhibition

We were asked to join in on the zoo exhibition being held at Royale Eatery in Long street Cape Town, a number of artists were invited and these are what we contributed, all pieces are for sale,so pop into Royale grab a burger or even those delicious sweet potato chips and gaze at the works till you come to a honest concensus.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Hyundai_ TJDR

So we were recently asked to create some hand driven type for these hyundai ads for the jupiter drawing room,its a pretty quirky campaign, you might have seen the T.v commercial "Top Deer",
swing on over to our behance to check out the type up close.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Cape Times_Outdoor Poster Campaign (Lowe Bull)

We were recently informed that our work for the Cape Times Posters had been nominated and won best outdoor poster by the creative circle for the month of April. For some up close pics check out our behance, by clicking the link at the top of the page below our headmast.

Adidas _Celebrate Originality _Live Painting _wip

If you havent yet heard,The Woodstock Industrial Centre (66 Albert rd Woodstock)
the home of "One Horse Town" and many creatives alike, has been transformed into a creative and football fanatic playground, hosting all the World Cup games ,consisting of "Three Stories" of activities,1st Floor is the Word of Art gallery, 2nd floor, is the skateboard arena and live painting,and the 3rd floor is "The Apartment", where all the world cup games can be watched comfortably with a drink in hand,this will be running throughout the duration of the World Cup,this is just a piece of our live painting action,which will be completed during the duration of the event.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Web illustrations for Oil Insight.

We recently had the pleasure of working closely with "oil insight" (a subsidary of "lowe bull")
and "click thinking", we had to develope tons of illustrations for the launch of their new site,it was a great brief, so we grabbed it by the horns, check it out here >

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Between 10 and 5 recently showcased this poster we did revolving around the world cup spectacle.check it out here aswell as some other great work. >

Monday, June 7, 2010

Typography Served

So today, we stumbled upon a gallery with some of our arcade poster work in it,
just thought we would share the link with all of you as there is some great inspiration
on typography served.